A Memoir of Jane Austen

A Memoir of Jane Austen

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by James Edward Austen-Leigh
     
 

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A Memoir of Jane Austen is the Austen family’s memoir of the beloved 19th century English novelist. Written and compiled by Austen’s nephew, James Edward Austen-Leigh, A Memoir of Jane Austen reveals the author as her family knew her, while at the same time protecting the author’s privacy in keeping with the Victorian conventions

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A Memoir of Jane Austen is the Austen family’s memoir of the beloved 19th century English novelist. Written and compiled by Austen’s nephew, James Edward Austen-Leigh, A Memoir of Jane Austen reveals the author as her family knew her, while at the same time protecting the author’s privacy in keeping with the Victorian conventions of the time. A Memoir of Jane Austen did, however, reveal for the first time Austen’s authorship of such classic stories as Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility, and generated interest in these and her other novels among the general public.

A Memoir of Jane Austen was the first published biography about the author and remained the primary biographical work about her for half a century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781443418614
Publisher:
HarperCollins Canada
Publication date:
07/17/2012
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
356
File size:
478 KB

Meet the Author

James Edward Austen-Leigh was the nephew of Jane Austen, one of the most beloved authors of the English language. The son of Austen’s eldest brother, James, James Edward was the author of A Memoir of Jane Austen, a family project first published in 1869 that collected the family’s memories of Jane, who had passed away in 1817, and which revealed her authorship of such classic novels as Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Northanger Abbey. Published anonymously during her life, Austen’s work was renowned for its realism, humour, and commentary on English social rites and society at the time.

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